Business

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.

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Kansas City gets a big IT job training grant

The Full Employment Council said it is getting “coding bootcamp” funds to provide job training in information technology. Kansas City’s $500,000 grant, received through the Missouri Division of Workforce Development and U.S. Department of Labor, will be used to combine classroom instruction with on-the-job learning.

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KCI overhaul base lands work from two more airlines

Base operator Aviation Technical Services said Hawaiian Airlines and Air Canada have signed on to have aircraft work done at the facility. The Kansas City operation employs more than 70 technicians and support workers. ATS has said it plans to employ 540 and use 40 contract workers at the facility in the next three to five years.

New City Market vendor offers gourmet snacks

Hungry Monkey Party Bites has set up a kitchen at 106 E. Fifth St. with a goal of “transcending the bounds of the ordinary snack.” It plans to start selling its flavored popcorn, nuts, cookies and other treats at the City Market starting Saturday.

Kansas City gets a big IT job training grant

The Full Employment Council said it is getting “coding bootcamp” funds to provide job training in information technology. Kansas City’s $500,000 grant, received through the Missouri Division of Workforce Development and U.S. Department of Labor, will be used to combine classroom instruction with on-the-job learning.

New City Market vendor offers gourmet snacks

Hungry Monkey Party Bites has set up a kitchen at 106 E. Fifth St. with a goal of “transcending the bounds of the ordinary snack.” It plans to start selling its flavored popcorn, nuts, cookies and other treats at the City Market starting Saturday.

Kansas City gets a big IT job training grant

The Full Employment Council said it is getting “coding bootcamp” funds to provide job training in information technology. Kansas City’s $500,000 grant, received through the Missouri Division of Workforce Development and U.S. Department of Labor, will be used to combine classroom instruction with on-the-job learning.

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A one-stop shop for dorm decor

Jeff Gawronski founded DormCo.com four years ago with a business model that takes a few pages from Amazon’s playbook. DormCo carries about 4,500 products, including comforters, lamps and other lights, futons, loungers, benches and other seating, and customized products such as lofted beds.

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Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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